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The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd June 2019

Sunday 16th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 18th June: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 11th June 2019

A merry band of 14 volunteers assembled in the Buried Lock site in Clydach to carry on with general tidying duties. This was a change to our original plan to finish the repointing of the bywash at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock occasioned by the threat of torrential rain that, needless to say, never materialised! Your intrepid...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th June 2019

Sunday 9th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Monday 10th June: Monthly business meeting of the...

Work Party: Tuesday 4th June 2019

A rainy day today! Eleven regular SCS volunteers were joined by thirteen volunteers from HSBC Business Telephone Banking, Llansamlet. Gill kitted out the HSBC team with tabards and gloves in preparation for the main task of the day – removing Canadian pond weed from the canal north of the Hidden Lock site in Clydach. In...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th June 2019

Sunday 2nd June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 4th June: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Apologies for a very brief report this week – your regular contributors were otherwise engaged! Thanks to Martin for providing the photos. The main event of the day was a canoe session for the Swansea Ramblers. Everyone enjoyed themselves out on the water and relaxing afterwards.       Two groups of volunteers were hard...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th May – Saturday 1st June 2019

Sunday 26th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 28th May: CHANGE OF VENUE: Work party...

Work Party: Tuesday 21st May 2019

On a beautiful sunny morning, we fielded a team of twelve regular volunteers plus two new faces, Charles and Steve, from CGI in Bridgend. As Gordon was sunning himself in Croatia, John G. took up the reins and split us into five groups: (1) Pontardawe Michelle, Paul and Elle busied themselves around the Herbert Street...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th May 2019

Sunday 19th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 21st May: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 14th May 2019

On a lovely warm and sunny morning eighteen eager volunteers were up at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock this week to continue repairing the stonework on the by-wash. A mix of lime mortar was soon prepared and the team got to work. Volunteer Gareth the Younger is getting very proficient with the pointing trowel, and was soon...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th May 2019

Sunday 12th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Monday 13th May: Monthly business meeting of the...

Work Party: Tuesday 7th May 2019

On a day that started out a bit chilly but warmed up nicely later on, sixteen eager volunteers headed up to Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock to continue work on the by-wash. This is Lock No. 13 on the Swansea Canal and a nearby canal milepost gives a distance of 9¾ miles from Swansea. The lock is...